CAPE  CLEAR  ISLAND  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from county Cork, Ireland.  It is also known as Seit an tOilean (The Island Set).
    Figures one through five are danced in lines-of-four (four couples in two half-sets).  As
              shown here, there is a first couple and a second couple in both half sets .
                             MUSIC HERE
                 1st Couple                       1st Couple
          LADY    GENT          LADY  GENT


          GENT    LADY          GENT  LADY
                 2nd Couple                      2nd Couple

    House in ceili hold in Figure Two and in waltz hold Figure Five.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Ladies chain:  ladies grasp right hands at waist-height and dance on to the gent in the
              opposite line (who has danced into his partner's position); take left hands and
              form an arch; the lady dances under the arch and around the gent and the gent
              follows the lady; ladies do not chain with one another when dancing to home.
    Bar counts (quantities of measures) for patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    Edition of April 1, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com .
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (40 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Dance in two HALF-SETS in lines-of-four.
All couples: advance and retire twice holding crossed hands (rights on top)8;
swing in ceili hold8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- SLIDES (48 BARS)
Dance an ordinary slide/jig step, down-2-3 and as shown.
Dance in two HALF-SETS, partners facing, in lines-of-four.
All couples: face partner and take ceili hold :
          R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 123)4;
          house to the opposite line, revolving twice (couples change lines)4;
          slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 123)4;
          house to home line, again turning twice4;
          repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   16;
          swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES (80 BARS)
Dance an ordinary slide/jig step, down-2-3.
Dance in two HALF-SETS in lines-of-four.
All couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " first couple gents/second couple ladies advance and swing in ceili hold
           between the lines (advance two, swing six); end facing original partner8;
take right-hand-in-right with original partner and raise hands to the lady's right
          shoulder as the gent dances anticlockwise to-place beside her2;
crossover anticlockwise to the other line6;
repeat the preceding swing and crossover (same dancers begin the swing)16;
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with second couple gents/first couple ladies leading32;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Dance in two HALF-SETS in lines-of-four.
All couples: ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold8;
R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " slide in and out once in ceili hold (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 123)4;
dance one clockwise turn at home, still in ceili hold2;
form a circle-of-four between the lines2;
little Christmas (two revolutions)8;
ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold8;
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- MARCHES (96 BARS)
Dance an ordinary march step, 1-2, 1-2 and as shown.
Dance in two HALF-SETS in lines-of-four.
All couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " lead around the full set anticlockwise in open waltz hold (gent's arm at the
          lady's waist behind and lady's left arm on the gent's upper right arm)8;
Half sets: take waltz hold :
          gallop (sevens: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7) to the other line and return (gents dance
                     back-to-back both times)8;
          house to the opposite line4;
          repeat the preceding gallop, beginning in the opposite line8;
          house to the home line4;
ladies chain8;
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   40;
swing in ceili hold8;
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Dance with four couples in a circle (a full-set, not two half-sets).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in ceili hold8;
R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; on the last two bars,
          ladies dance inside the set to the next gent on the right8;
new partners swing in ceili hold8;
repeat from  R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "  three times48.

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